Profession production engineering technician

Production engineering technicians plan production, follow up production processes and develop and test solutions to solve technical problems. They work closely with engineers and technologists, inspect products, conduct tests, conduct tests collect data.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • CAE software

    The software to perform computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis tasks such as Finite Element Analysis and Computional Fluid Dynamics.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

Skills

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Analyse production processes for improvement

    Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Collaborate with engineers

    Work closely and communicate with engineers on designs or new products.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

Optional knowledge and skills

blueprints order supplies secure working area use testing equipment operate welding equipment perform test run use cad software operate soldering equipment read standard blueprints oversee quality control plan manufacturing processes advise on manufacturing problems communicate production plan mechanics cad software use computer-aided engineering systems assess operating cost create technical plans manage supplies verify product specifications mathematics